Coastline Challenge final day 28-07-2017
My final 10 miles through the streets of London
This is the day I have been waiting for! 28th July! I met my team at the Olympic Velodrome. Jack Farmer Matthew Wing (Cycling Projects) and Cefn O Ryan (rugby player) Gary Dawson, Julie Dawson, and Jonathon Waters from SIA are riding with me. My wife Laura and my Daughter Emily also met me there before heading to the finish line at St Paul’s Cathedral London.
We had a full escort from the London Ambulance, St John’s and Police cycling units. It was amazing! We set off at 12.30pm from the Olympic Velodrome my wife Laura and my Daughter Emily were in the support vehicle behind the ambulance.
As we cycled through the streets of London people were cheering and waving and taking photos. We then pulled into Fish Street Fire Station. The firemen asked young Jack if he would like to see inside the fire engine. He got to spray the water hose, wear a helmet and jacket and saw the fireman’s poles! After some photos, we were back on the road again. Not too long I saw the Shard and the Guerkin and then the dome on St Paul’s. Young Jack wasn’t supposed to ride all the way, but he really wanted to so he rode all 10 miles alongside me. He loved every minute!
The policemen on bikes were amazing with the traffic and stopped cars so we could park in by St Paul’s. The barrier was dropped and we all parked up.
Dan Richardson made a speech about my coastline challenge and reminded everyone why I hand-cycled 2,500 miles around England’s coastline Saving our oceans from plastic pollution and to raise funds for Sea Shepherds, Dolphin Project, Battersea Dogs Home, SIA and Cycling Projects.